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American Planning Association National Conference

April 13 to March 17, 2013, 12 to 12 a.m.

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Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive

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MPC's MarySue Barrett, Abby Crisostomo, Josh Ellis, Tim Grzesiakowski, Chrissy Mancini Nichols, Marisa Novara, Peter Skosey, and Joanna Trotter will present

The urban planning world's main conference event, the American Planning Association's national conference, will be held this year in Chicago. MPC is playing a large role in the conference from co-chairing the local exhibit committee, to helping curate a special symposium on water, to helping develop a conference mobile app, to assisting with mobile workshops, to putting together panels, and presenting at 15 separate panels and mobile workshops. Check us out at the conference:

Sunday, 4/14

  • 9:45am-11am – Chrissy (panel): Social Media and Mobile Apps for Civic Engagement
  • 9:45am-11am- Marisa (panel):  Space-in-Between Placemaking (public space symposium)
  • 1pm-2:15pm – Peter (panel): GO TO 2040: Two Years Later
  • 2:30-3:45pm – Marisa (panel): Necessary Elements for Safe, Walkable Streets

Monday, 4/15

  • 9am-10:30am – Joanna (moderator): Public Private Partnerships in Support of Housing Recovery
  • 9:45am-12:45pm – Josh (assisting): Paddle Calumet Waterways (mobile workshop)
  • 2:30pm-3:45pm – Josh (moderator): The Stormwater Infrastructure Spectrum (water symposium)
  • 4pm-5:15pm – Josh (assisting): Planning and Implementing Integrated Water Management (water symposium)

Tuesday, 4/16

  • 8am-1pm –Marisa (assisting): Developing Vibrant Retail in Historic Bronzeville (mobile workshop)
  • 10:30am-11:45am – Abby (moderator): Making Assets out of a Liability (water symposium)
  • 10:30am-11:45am – Joanna (panel): Mixed-Income, Mixed-Tenure Neighborhoods that Work
  • 4pm-5:30pm – Peter (panel): Big Data, Open Data, and Planning

Wednesday, 4/17

  • 7:30am-8:45am – Tim (panel): Travel Demand Management Programs
  • 7:30am-8:45am – MarySue (panel): Moving Commuters to Ride-Sharing
  • 8:45am-12:45pm – Peter (assisting): Behind the Scenes at Union Station (mobile workshop)


  • Local Exhibits Committee – Peter & Abby (read our blog post about the exhibit)
  • Mobile App – Mandy 
For a list of MPC participation organized by topic, see Planning is Our Middle Name. For more information about the conference in general, visit

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